Date: Oct 30, 2018
Eve Pelonis was quoted in the article "FDA eyes adding sesame to allergen labels, but experts say legal path unclear" published by Food Chemical News of IEG Policy Agribusiness Intelligence on October 30, 2018. The article is in response to a Monday announcement from the agency urging broader understanding of the scope an severity of sesame allergies. Eve explains that the "List of Eight" food products that require mandatory labeling is part of the Food Allergan Labelling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) of 2006 which amended the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Eve indicates that amending the list could potentially require an amendment to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Further, Eve cautions that if the FDA does make a listing change, it would be critical for the agency to provide sufficient time for manufacturers to make such a change. To read the full article, click here.